Although he always loved being the center of attention, Matt Iseman started down a very different road. After graduating with honors from Princeton University and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he received his MD, he returned home to the University of Colorado for his residency in Internal Medicine. Then, in a move that shocked patients and parents alike, he quit his job as a doctor and moved out to Hollywood to pursue stand up comedy and he never looked back.
Matt quickly began headlining clubs across the nation and was selected as one of 10 comedians to perform at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. His world experience did not stop there as he made his first overseas trip to entertain the troops on 9/11 of that same year to perform in South Korea. Since then, he has bunkered down with the troops sharing his comedy in Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia, Germany, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Around that time, Matt also started appearing in commercials for Pontiac, Dodge, JC Penney, PlayStation, Bank of America, Off! and Lamasil. He fulfilled a life long dream to be a superhero when he was featured in a campaign for Net10 as Captain Obvious. No, he didn't get to keep the suit. And, no, you can't visit the Fortress of Obvioustude.
You may also recognize Matt's voice from campaigns for Six Flags, Land Rover and as the voice of DirecTV for three years. He also voiced his first video game, Command & Conquer 3, which thrills Matt as he finally can now write off playing video games as business research.
Comedian Matt Iseman began his hosting career with the show Scream Play on E! which allowed Matt to combine his love of movies and dangerous stunts. He then got lucky as he ran the streets of Las Vegas hosting Casino Night for GSN. Shortly thereafter, he started a 5 year run as the Goto Guy on Clean House, the #1 show on the Style Network. He also hosted a spin-off show called Clean House Comes Clean and tackled 5 Messiest Homes in the Country, garnering ratings 400% higher than Style had ever seen and earning Matt a Daytime Emmy (the first ever for the network).
Matt also combined his lifelong passions of sports and laughing to host Sports Soup on Versus. He currently hosts American Ninja Warrior for G4 and is the voice of Dumbest Stuff on Wheels for the Speed Channel. He’s also hosting a special for the History Channel called Invisible, about the world around us that we don’t see.
Matt is adding the title Producer to his resume as he just created and sold his first show called Saving Mom. It debuts in the spring of 2012 on the Style Network.
Matt made his movie debut in Transformers 2 and made appearances on the Drew Carey Show, NCIS, Courting Alex and had a recurring role on General Hospital. No, he did not play a doctor. He's appeared on Premium Blend on Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and he's a regular panelist on RedEye. His CD, I Want a Happy Ending, has become an iTunes sensation. You can also hear his comedy on SiriusXM, Pandora and countless radio stations around the nation. Matt also does professional and motiational speaking.
Matt is based out of Hollywood but you can usually find him online.
Your Prescription for Laughs
As the bottom line increasingly becomes the top priority, every employee in the healthcare industry has felt the added pressure in an already stressful field. With job descriptions changing from week to week and enough paperwork to fell a good-sized forest, there has never been a more stressful time to work in healthcare. Insurance payments are down, support staff is being cut, and job satisfaction is at an all-time low. In fact, the only thing that is up is stress. Be it the antiquated computer systems (or their unwieldy upgrades), the constant job cuts, or the seemingly constant "reviews", Dr. Iseman has seen it all. But, more importantly, he sees the humor in it. Showing how to use humor to combat stress, Dr. Iseman proves that laughter really is the best medicine.
A Laughing Matter: How Arthritis Took Me from Doctor to Patient to Person
Before Dr. Matt Iseman started dispensing humorous one-liners as a professional comedian, he dispensed medicine as a licensed physician. But five years ago, soon after leaving his job as a doctor, he received a diagnosis that was anything but funny: He had Rheumatoid Arthritis. Since that diagnosis, he has been coping with RA while struggling to become one of the country's top comedians. In this presentation, Dr. Iseman shares how the sense of humor and positive outlook that fuels his professional endeavors also helps him deal with life as a patient.
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